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Germany grants licence to first Islamic banks

The Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has been granted a licence by the German government to open an Islamic bank in Germany in July, in a first step towards offering its services across Europe. 25 Mar 2015

UK government: 'detailed framework' for standardised bank APIs due by end of the year

The UK government will publish detailed plans to create a standardised method of giving consumers access to their banking data in order to compare providers by the end of this year, according to a report published by the Treasury. 20 Mar 2015

Out-Law Guides

  • Banking reform - what ring-fencing means for your business

    UK banking regulation is undergoing significant changes which will affect UK banks and foreign banks operating in the UK.

  • Third party contracts and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation and competition considerations.

  • Disputes and litigation risk in bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, third party contracts and competition considerations.

  • Issues for directors and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, real estate, employment, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Property and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition considerations....

  • Financial products and bank ring-fencing

    This is one of a  series of guides  on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as tax, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts and competition...

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Strong year ahead for alternative lending

The next year could see a "bumper time" for alternative lenders in Europe, with increased confidence in the markets and wider funding options, according to a report. 20 Mar 2015

FCA: UK banks will be required to assess staff 'fitness and propriety' annually

UK banks, building societies and investment firms will be required to annually assess the "fitness and propriety" of staff in senior roles whose misconduct could cause harm to the firm or its customers, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said. 20 Mar 2015

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Expertise in Banking & Restructuring

When a company wants to develop and grow, obtaining finance can be a major hurdle. Financial institutions are the key to developing growth for companies whether they are looking to move into new markets, develop new products or try something different. We are ideally placed to advise banks and other lenders on their activities and companies on their financing needs.

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